Theology Curriculum / Retreats

Theology Curriculum

The Theology Department has a threefold mission:

1. to put students in contact with the real person of Jesus Christ;
2. to reinforce his teachings in their minds and hearts; and
3. to prepare them for living his universal call to holiness in the world.

These goals are achieved through a college-preparatory curriculum in the classroom (in line with the Christ-centered framework established by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops) and a spiritual formation program offered through the school’s liturgies and retreats.

Students will earn the four Theology credits required for graduation in the following courses:

Theology 1 – “The Revelation of Jesus Christ in Scripture” and “Who is Jesus Christ?”
Theology 2 – “The Mission of Jesus Christ (The Paschal Mystery)” and “Jesus Christ’s Mission Continues in the Church”
Theology 3 – “Sacraments as Privileged Encounters with Jesus Christ” and “Life in Jesus Christ”
Theology 4 – “Living as a Disciple of Jesus Christ in Society” and “Responding to the Call of Jesus Christ” with an Honors Intensive Study option


As part of Marian Central’s Catholic mission, students are required to attend the annual retreat hosted by the school. If they are absent for the retreat, they will need to find an approved alternate retreat that year.

In addition to the annual school retreat, Seniors may also choose to attend Kairos, a three-day overnight retreat. There are two Kairos options offered each year, usually one per semester.